EV Fees and Incentives - Tesla Model 3 (C)

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EV Fees and Incentives - Tesla Model 3 (C1)

Texas and South Dakota are the only states without registration for EV. Information on the fees and incentives surrounding owning and registering an electric vehicle like Tesla Model 3 in South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Tennessee have been added to rows 43-47 and column C and D of the attached spreadsheet.

Summary

  • In Tennessee, a $100 registration fee is imposed on owing an electric vehicle like Tesla 3 in the state.
  • There is a federal tax credit of $7,500 for the purchase of electric vehicle in the United States.
  • Texas currently doesn't charge for electric vehicle registration, but a $200 fee for EV and $100 annual fee for hybrids was proposed to the Texas Legislature.
  • Through the AirCheckTexas program a $3,500 rebate to purchase an EV and replace a high emissions vehicle is available for Tesla Motors in Texas.
  • In Utah, the registration fee for EV like Tesla 3 is $60 annually with a $30 annual increase.

Research Strategy

We searched through the department of transportation, legislature statues on the use of Tesla vehicles in the states of South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Tennessee. After extensive research, we could not find fees specifically associated with the Tesla Model 3 as the information available was generally for EV. Since the Tesla Model 3 falls under electric vehicles, we searched for the registration fees of electric vehicles in each state. We combed through the US Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, National Conference Of State Legislatures for incentives and fees associated with owning an EV in the state. We also searched through the official Tesla site that lists the different incentives and fees available for the company's electric vehicles in the United States, segmented by state.

Our search established that the fees and incentives all apply to electric vehicles, and there are no specific fees and incentives for the Tesla Model 3. South Dakota and Texas do not currently charge a registration fee for EV, this was verified by also searching through news articles and sites like Clippercreek, EnergySage, Electrek, Myev.com.


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EV Fees and Incentives - Tesla Model 3 (C2)

We have added the following to the EV vs Combustion Analysis spreadsheet: fees required; Incentives/relief received; and sources for the information for the states of Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming (rows 48-52 of the provided spreadsheet).
  • The majority of this information was found on each state's Department of Motor Vehicles website.
  • Other information, particularly about incentives, were highlighted on websites such as the US Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center.
  • We endeavored to find the most recent information as these fees and incentives tend to change frequently.
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